Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
Welp, if it's your first trip to the track and you're using street tires streetable pads should do. Anything more, and you'll want track pads. As for a good compromise pad, PFZ or HPSs are fine. You can order them at pepboys or Autozone. Porterfield R4-S are along the same lines, maybe a bit better.
Honestly, it only takes 5 minutes per side to change pads. I would change them at your house before you leave for the track, then take them off when you get home. IF you go with something like Carbotech Panther Plus or XP8 or 10, it's not a big deal to drive with them on the street.